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MDC Takes Delivery of 25Ft Survey Catamaran

MDC took delivery of their survey catamaran “MaD Cat” on 11 April 2014. The vessel is purpose built, fitted for combined single beam, multibeam, side-scan, sub-bottom and dynamic laser scan surveys.

MDC Attends Oceanology International 2014(11-13 March, London, Excel)

Gordon Rigg and Nick Herrington attended OI this year. OI is considered by MDC to one of the “not-to-be-missed” international conferences and this year proved to be no exception. Record numbers of delegates attended OI this year and provided an ideal opportunity for the global marine community to meet.

MDC presents “Combined Multibeam and Laser Surveys – Just a pretty picture?” to the South African Hydrographic Society, Royal Cape Yacht Club

MDC presented a paper on combined multibeam and laser data acquired in Cape Town port and presented current ovided two senior and one junior surveyor for the UXO survey of the HelWin2

MDC provides senior and junior surveyor services to MMT for the Tennet UXO survey of the proposed HelWin2 Offshore Windfarm, North Sea.

MDC provided two senior and one junior surveyor for the UXO survey of the HelWin2 Offshore Windfarm using ROV-based Gradiometer and video on board the Vos Satisfaction.

MDC has Team-Building weekend at TRI ACTIVE Events Management, Grabouw, Cape Town.

MDC had its first team-building weekend at Tri-Active in Grabouw (9-10 January 2015). All MDC personnel, including their partners and children attended the event and a lot of fun was had by all. Hopefully MDC get to make this team-building activity and annual event in the future.

MDC provides senior surveyor services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of the Dover Strait (West Bound Exit) for MCA.

MDC provided a senior surveyor for the online hydrographic survey and wreck investigations of the West Bound Exit of the Dover Strait using a 2040D, SIS, CARIS HIPS and POSPAC.

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MDC performs multibeam bathymetry survey for DCD MARINE of the Scarabeo thruster replacement site, A-Berth, Cape Town.

MDC performed a RESON 7125 multibeam survey and associated rig positioning and thruster lowering control services. Equipment used included Leica 1200RTK base and rover, RESON 7125, APPLANIX POSMV320 RTK, Valeport Tide Gauge, Hemisphere RTK and Octans 3000.

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MDC performs multibeam bathymetry survey for Elgin, Brown and Hamer Namibia of the NAMDOCK III Dredge works in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

MDC performed a RESON 7125 multibeam in/out and interim surveys in the vicinity of the New Floating Dock and Dolphin Dump areas. Equipment used included RESON 7125, APPLANIX POSMV320 RTK.

MDC provides ROV pilot and online survey services to MMT for the submarine HVDC route survey

MDC provides ROV pilot and online survey services to MMT for the submarine HVDC route survey between the north coast of Spain and the west coast of France, crossing the Capbreton Canyon in the Bay of Biscay. MDC provided and offshore online surveyor and ROV pilot to MMT for the ROV-based multibeam and sub-bottom survey

MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of the Baltic and Bothnian Surveys (SMA).

MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for hydrographic survey of the Baltic for the Swedish Maritime Administration on board SV Icebeam.

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MDC performs a multibeam and geophysical survey of SAPREF’s two pipelines

MDC performs a multibeam and geophysical survey of SAPREF’s two pipelines connecting the SBM south of Durban to the SAPREF refinery on-shore, South Africa.. MDC performed a high resolution geophysical survey to determine the condition of the SAPREF pipeline on board the Superlite II.

MDC provides offshore manager and data processing services to MMT

MDC provides offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for the hydrographic, magnetometer and Van Veen grab survey of the Off Skerries-TSS (MCA), Angelsay-N Wales. MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for hydrographic survey of the Off Skerries, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey on board SV Seabeam.

MDC performs high resolution multibeam and sub-bottom route clearance hydrographic survey of A-Berth, Duncan Dock for DCD MARINE.

MDC performs high resolution multibeam and sub-bottom route clearance hydrographic survey of A-Berth, Duncan Dock for DCD MARINE.

On 1 – 3 August 2013 MDC performed a high resolution Multibeam survey for Cape Diving. The purpose of this survey was to verify seabed heights and sediment thicknesses alongside A-Berth for the Scarabeo-7 thruster replacements.

MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT

MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT on board the SV Seabeam for the geophysical, bathymetric and Benthic Survey of the additional Shallow Water Survey, UK (North Sea Network, Stattnett National Grid). MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for the southern-most UK landfalls near Blyth, England.

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MDC provides offshore manager services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of DWR Off Brown Ridge, East Coast, England (MCA).

On 3 – 24 April 2013 MDC provided offshore manager services to MMT for the hydrographic multibeam (EM2040 DH) survey for MCA on board the VS Oceanstar.

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MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT for the geophysical, geotechnical and environmental survey of the Shetland Isles to Scottish mainland (Scottish and Southern Energy).

MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for the Caithness-Shetland landfall geophysical and geotechnical surveys on board SV Seabeam.

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MDC provides offshore processing services to MMT for the hydrographic and geophysical survey of the Baltic, Sweden (SMA).

On 6 – 20 February 2013 MDC provided offshore multibeam (EM2040 DH) and sub-bottom (TOPAS) data processing and QC/QA services to MMT for their hydrographic survey of the Baltic (SMA). Software used included TOPAS, QINSy, CARIS, POSPAC and Fledermaus.

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MDC provides offshore manager services to MMT for hydrographic survey of the Approaches to the Sound of Jura, Scotland

MDC provided offshore manager services to MMT on board the SV Explorer for t the hydrographic and magnetometer survey of the Sound of Jura for MCA.

MDC provides offshore processing services to MMT for the Westermost Rough Wind Farm Project (DONG Energy)

On 12 Dec – 9 January 2013 MDC provided offshore multibeam data processing services to MMT using CARIS HIPS, POSPAC and Fledermaus.

MDC performs high resolution multibeam and sub-bottom route clearance hydrographic survey of A-Berth, Dock for Cape Diving (PTY) Ltd

MDC performs high resolution multibeam and sub-bottom route clearance hydrographic survey of A-Berth, Dock for Cape Diving (PTY) Ltd

On 9, 17 Nov MDC performed a high resolution Multibeam survey for Cape Diving. The purpose of this survey was to validate a clearance route for drill ship dry docking in Sturrock Dry Dock, Cape Town.

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